CURRICULUM VITAE of Varvara Vedenina

1982-1987 - student of the Biological Faculty of the Moscow State University, Department of Entomology. The fourth-year-study work under the supervision of Prof. Rustem D. Zhantiev on the topic: "Recognition of acoustic signals in sympatric species of grasshoppers". Diploma work under the supervision of Dr. Galina I. Rozhkova on the topic: "Morphophysiological characteristics of cercal interneurons in crickets".

1987 - present time - junior, since 2000 senior researcher in the Laboratory of Sensory Information Processing at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

1994 - PhD Thesis under the supervision of Dr. Galina I. Rozhkova on the topic: "Directional characteristics of cricket cercal neurons".

1995-1996 - research visits to the Laboratory of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, Germany to conduct the joint project "Processing of wind and low-frequency sound signals in cricket cercal system" supported by Volkswagen-Stiftung, Hannover (Az.I/69 911). Project coordinator: Dr. Guenter Kaemper.

1995-1998 - the joint project "Taxonomy and bioacoustics of european grasshoppers, bushcrickets and crickets (Insecta, Orthoptera)" supported by INTAS- 94-2854. Project coordinator: Dr. Klaus-Gerhard Heller, Zoological Institute, University of Erlangen, Germany.

1998-2000 - research visits to the Institute for Neurobiology, Free University of Berlin to conduct the study on the topic: "Allatostatin-like immunocytochemistry in the nervous system of the crickets and locusts" supported b DFG. Project coordinator: Prof. Hans-Joachim Pflueger.

1999 - research at the Zoological Institute, University of Erlangen, Germany, on problem The function of courtship in grasshoppers of the Chorthippus albomarginatus-group (Orthoptera: Gomphocerinae) supported by DAAD (KZ: A9909793 Ref. 325). Project coordinator: Prof. Dr. Otto von Helversen.

2000 - research at the Institute for Zoology and Anthropology, Goettingen University, Germany, on problem "Pharmacological activation of stridulatory behaviour in grasshoppers Chorthippus albomarginatus and Ch. oschei (Acrididae: Gomphocerinae)" supported by DFG. Project coordinator: Prof. Dr. Norbert Elsner.

2001-2002 - Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (IV-RUS 1054747) at the Zoological Institute, University of Erlangen, Germany, project: "Hybrid zone and barriers to gene flow between two closely related grasshopper species Chorthippus albomarginatus and Ch. oschei".Project coordinator: Prof. Dr. Otto von Helversen.

2004-2006 - research project on the topic "Hybridization and isolation mechanisms in closely related grasshopper species of the Chorthippus albomarginatus -group " supported by Russian Foundation of Basic Research (04-04-48883). Project coordinator: V.Vedenina.

2007-2008 - research project on the topic "Phylogenetic relations between European grasshopper species of the Chorthippus albomarginatus group based on morphology, songs, biogeography and molecular analysis data (Orthoptera, Acrididae, Gomphocerinae)" supported by Russian Foundation of Basic Research (07-04-01698). Project coordinator: V.Vedenina.

2008 - Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (3.4-RUS/1054747) at the Institute for Zoology and Anthropology, Goettingen University, Germany, project: "Premating barriers to gene exchange between hybridizing grasshopper species Stenobothrus clavatus and St. rubicundus (Orthoptera, Acrididae, Gomphocerinae)".Project coordinator: Prof. Dr. Norbert Elsner.

2008 - 2010 - research project on the topic "The role of various courtship signals in mate recognition of closely related species of the Drosophila virilis group" supported by Russian Foundation of Basic Research (08-04-01752). Project coordinator: .. Lazebny (Inst. of Developmental Biology, RAS).

2009-2011 - research associate position at the Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, project: "Neural basis of acoustic behavior in crickets".Project coordinator: Prof. Gerald Pollack.

2013 - 2015 - research project on the topic "Mechanisms of the song inheritance driving a rapid speciation in grasshoppers of subfamily Gomphocerinae (Insecta, Orthoptera)" supported by Russian Foundation of Basic Research (13-04-00376). Project coordinator: V. Vedenina.

 

Current Work Address: Kharkevich Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Bol'shoi Karetnyi per. 19, Moscow 127994, Russia. Tel.: (495)952-33-03; Fax: (495)650-05-79; E-mail: vedenin@iitp.ru